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Young Magic: Body Doodles and the Sadness of the Sea

We don't know a whole lot about Young Magic. They were just another one of the bands we get press releases on every day. However, we're music-video obsessed, and when anybody, anywhere sends us a video we watch it. In this case, it was their song "Night in the Ocean" which drew us into their particular brand of sorcery.

Shot in a beautiful, stark style the video centers on an overcast day on the shore. It lingers over footage of rainy waves before taking us into a sparsely furnished house where two actors undress and proceed to decorate each other in a series of cabalistic markings. The effect is somewhat erotic, somewhat sad, sort of like Gem Club's "252" but with more closure and less dying sexless and alone.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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